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Former Mancos marshal gets probation for DUI

Posted: 6:36 AM, Apr 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-27 08:36:38-04

The former marshal of the southwestern Colorado town of Mancos who pleaded guilty to drunken driving has been sentenced to probation.

The Cortez Journal reports that 55-year-old John Cox was also ordered to complete community service and stay away from alcohol for 12 months.

Cox was off-duty when he lost control of his pickup and slid into a guardrail near the La Plata-Montezuma county line in November. He was placed on leave after the incident and eventually resigned.

Cox also pleaded guilty to official misconduct in March and was sentenced to probation. Prosecutors say he falsified a woman's speeding ticket and abused his power as a law officer. He was ordered to pay $224 in restitution to the victim.